Gordon Lightfoot

If You Could REad My Mind

Gordon Lightfoot

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If You Could REad My Mind

	  		        
G   
If you could read my mind, love,   
F  
What a tale my thoughts could tell.   
G   
Just like an old time movie,   
F   
Bout a ghost from a wishing well.   
G              G7/B   
In a castle dark,   
     C                                     D   Em   
Or a fortress strong, with chains upon my feet.   
     C                           G   
You know that ghost is me,   
   C               G/B   
And I will never be set free,   
    A7sus                D             G   
As long as I'm a ghost that you can't see.   
   
      G   
If I could read your mind, love,   
  F   
What a tale your thoughts could tell.   
  G   
Just like a paperback novel,   
   F   
The kind the drugstores sell.   
     G                       G7    
Then you reached the part   
      C                     D              Em   
Where the heartaches come, the hero would be me.   
     C                  G   
But heroes often fail.   
    C                                          G   
And you won't read that book again,   
         C             D                    Em   
Because the ending's just too hard to take.   
   
   
G          G7   
I'd walk away   
      C                    D                     Em   
Like a movie star, who gets burned in a three-way script.   
 C            G   
Enter number two:   
   C              G   
A movie queen to play the scene   
   C                D                   Em   
Of bringing all the good things out in me   
   
   
    C              G   
But for now, love, let's be real.   
   C                      G   
I never thought, I could act this way.   
    C                 D   
And I've got to say that I just don't get it.   
C                  G   
I don't know where we went wrong,   
    C                     D                 G   
But the feeling's gone, and I just can't get it back.   
   
 G   
If you could read my mind love  
 F 
What a tale my thoughts could tell 
G 
Just like an old time movie 
F 
Bout a ghost from a wishing well 
G                G7             C 
In a castle dark or a fortress strong 
           D                      Em 
With chains upon my feet 
          C                  G 
But stories always end 
       C                       G/B 
And if you read between the lines 
           A7sus                    D      Em 
You'll know that I'm just trying to understand 
          C                        G 
The feelings that you lack 
      C               G/B           
I never thought I could feel this way 
         A7sus                      D 
And I've got to say that I just don't get it 
C                              G/B              
I don't know where we went wrong 
                 A7sus                  D        G 
But the feelings gone and I just can't get it back 
    

		  

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